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Medellín: A Great Place to Retire (Yes, Seriously)

Medell??n: A Great Place to Retire (Yes, Seriously)
Photograph by Marielle Leenen

For many people, the name Medellín means one thing: the notorious drug cartel Pablo Escobar operated out of the Colombian city in the 1970s and ’80s.

Today, though, Medellín is gaining a reputation as a pleasant, affordable place to retire. A new ranking lists the city as one of the top four overseas retirement locales for Americans. The other three: Cuenca, Ecuador; George Town, Malaysia; and Coronado, Panama.